Allan Smith wins 2.4mR berth for Team GBR at the Athens Paralympic Games

Allan Smith from Leeds will sail for Great Britain in the 2.4mR class event at the Paralympic games in Athens in September 2004.

Smith secured his place on the British team when he clinched third place with an impressive performance at the French Olympic Sailing event at Hyeres in April.

Stephen Park, RYA Olympic and Paralympic Manager, said: “I’m pleased that Allan has made the grade in the 2.4mR class and that he will join our Sonar team in what will be a truly world class performance sailing team for the 2004 Games.”

Britain will take up to 180 athletes to the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, which take place between 17-28 September 2004.